There has been an uproar in the politics of Punjab over the relationship between Pakistani journalist Aroosa Alam and the former Chief Minister of Punjab. The Congress is constantly raising questions on his relationship with former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. On the other hand, Amarinder Singh is questioning the Congress itself by showing pictures of big leaders of Congress with Aroosa. Disappointed with his name coming in the politics of Punjab Congress, Aroosa said in an interview to Indian media that Amarinder is my close friend and I have a spiritual relationship with him. Aroosa told that, in 2004, I met Captain Saheb for the first time. Then my age was 56 and he was 66 years old. At this age you are not looking for a lover.
Looking for something like romance in the relationship between Captain and I will be of no use as we have the same intellectual level, due to which we have become friends. I am proud that Captain Sahib considered me worthy of his friendship in the whole world. When we met, we liked a few things about each other, I loved his gardening and cooking skills, while he loved my writing. Both of us can be called each other’s ‘soulmate’. Apart from Captain Sahib, I am also friends with his family. His wife Maharani Sahiba Preneet Kaur, his sisters, brother-in-law, the whole family are my best friends. I have been coming to India for 16 years since I became friends with Captain Sahib, but talk about Keto, I have been living in Pakistan for the last one year.
Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur accused her that Aroosa had filled her pocket with money in the transfer posting of policemen in Punjab and went to Pakistan with all the money. On this allegation of Navjot Kaur, Aroosa said that, when there was friendship between me and the captain, the captain was part of the opposition at that time. Does Navjot want to point out that opposition leaders are listened to in transfer postings in India? Secondly, those who know Captain Sahib will know that he does not listen to anyone in taking government decisions. I have not come to India for a year. Were not transfer-posting happening in Punjab for so many days? Amidst all this, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa accused Amarinder Singh of accusing Aroosa Alam, saying, ‘Sikh religion’ does not consider this kind of love affair.
Aroosa is a defense journalist in Pakistan and she is the daughter of Rani General, a close aide of Pakistan’s dictator General Yahya Khan. During the time of Khan, the queen used to speak to the general in Pakistani politics. Obviously, Aroosa’s relationship with politics is not new. Aroosa is married and has two sons.